Offered at MCC (Code: MVDFT)
The two-year Mechanical Design/CAD Technology program is designed to train students to translate the ideas and calculations of engineers into complete and accurate working plans to be used by skilled craft persons. The program offers a background in engineering and science so that a design can be accurately represented in drawings. Graduates of this program are prepared to make calculations concerning the strength, reliability, and cost of materials as well as other design considerations.
The curriculum includes a strong emphasis on Computer-Aided Design (CAD). This program is certified by the American Design Drafting Association. Upon satisfactory completion of coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.0, graduates can transfer up to 64 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Also 16 hours of vocational credit already transfers to the Iowa Regent schools.